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Football Drives Iowa Sports Betting To All-Time High

With football season back in earnest, Iowa sports betting hit record levels in September. Iowa sportsbooks recorded a record $210.4 million in handle, according to an Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission report last week. The previous Iowa sports betting record was $161.4 million in March 2021. September’s handle is up from the $108.4 million in […] Read More
Posted on: October 18, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Bally Bet

Bally Bet Rollout Paused For Gamesys Acquisition

The Bally Bet app is live in two states, but do not expect any more until the back end of the fourth quarter or later. Bally’s is waiting for its nearly $3 billion acquisition of UK-focused Gamesys to build out its Bally Bet offering, management said on Monday’s earnings call. Bally’s announced that purchase in […] Read More
Posted on: August 10, 2021 | Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
AZ sports betting

US Newcomer BlueBet Gets AZ Sports Betting Access

Australia-listed BlueBet is new to the US, hopefully getting a taste of the Southwest first with an AZ sports betting agreement. The sportsbook operator partnered with the Colorado River Indian Tribes and the BlueWater casino. There are 20 total licenses available in Arizona. The state’s professional teams and venues, and gaming tribes get 10 licenses […] Read More
Posted on: August 9, 2021 | Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
Iowa sports betting

William Hill Tops Iowa Sports Betting Again Before Caesars Sportsbook Switch

During its last month before switching to Caesars Sportsbook, William Hill claimed the top spot in Iowa sports betting. On Friday, the Iowa Gaming and Racing Commission reported its July numbers for sports betting in Iowa, including the market-leading $28.7 million online handle for William Hill. That caps off a week that began with Caesars Entertainment […] Read More
Posted on: August 6, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Iowa sports betting

Iowa Sports Betting Holds Steady With Cooling Sports Schedule

Despite a lighter sports schedule in May, Iowa sports betting kept a steady pace. The state handle was down a modest 2.9% compared to April, with $114.9 million in bets, according to an Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission release last week. Sportsbook operators generated $6.1 million in revenue, good for a 5.3% hold. Iowa sports betting generated […] Read More
Posted on: June 14, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
South Dakota sports betting

South Dakota Sports Betting Rules Push Forward

South Dakota sports betting took another important step this week. The Legislative Rules Review Committee gave its OK to the Commission on Gaming’s proposed rules for sports betting in South Dakota. The Commission on Gaming will hold a public hearing to adopt additional sports wagering rules on July 14. The rules are specifically for SD […] Read More
Posted on: June 9, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Iowa sports betting

March Report Shows New Iowa Sports Betting Records

The Iowa Hawkeyes didn’t make a deep March Madness run, but the state set sports betting records in March. Iowa sportsbooks took a record $161.4 million in wagers, up from $144 million in February, according to a report from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission released Thursday. The previous record was January’s $149.5 million handle. […] Read More
Posted on: April 8, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Iowa sports betting

Mixed News From Iowa Sports Betting Revenue Report For February

Following a record January, Iowa sports betting handle dipped a bit in February. Iowa sportsbooks took $144 million in wagers, according to an Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission report released Friday. Operators generated $7.7 million in revenue, while the state collected $520,444 in taxes. Iowa’s in-person registration requirement expired in January 2021, helping fuel the two […] Read More
Posted on: March 8, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
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